Patty Wong is a candidate for the ‘20–‘21 ALA presidency! Patty teaches for the iSchool and is a city librarian at Santa Monica Public Library. Wong holds a BA in Women’s studies and also an MLIS, both from UC Berkeley. P.C. @ALALibrary bit.ly/2mvbHnQ
When SJSU iSchool instructor Steven Bell returned to the online classroom after a long hiatus, a training course persuaded him that student evaluations could actually be useful. He shares his tips for how professors can use the evaluations to make themselves better.
Dr. Lili Luo, SJSU iSchool associate professor, proudly accepted the ProQuest Methodology Paper Competition Award at the 2016 ALISE Conference in Boston. One of her coauthors for this award is alumnus John Jackson (not pictured).
Dr. Christine Hagar, an assistant professor at the San Jose State University School of Library and information Science, addressed the Health Information For All 2015 (HIFA 2015) campaign during a poster showing at the 2014 BOBCATSSS conference in Barcelona. She explained the need for mobile access to healthcare information and presented the preliminary research findings.
Interview with SJSU SLIS director Dr. Sandra Hirsh - “There are so many interesting areas—digital asset management, information architecture, virtual reference services, social media—this degree is preparing you for a whole suite of opportunities that engage with information of all different types. How you think about and apply your skills is limited only by your imagination.”
Peter Allen Lee, a professor with the School of Social Work and Lili Luo, a professor with the School of Library and Information Sciences, received a College of Applied Sciences and Arts Incentive Grant for 2011-12 to evaluate a program created in 2007 that connects residents with social workers at public libraries. The San José State University professors’ evaluation of the program has been published as a journal article.